LEWIS HAMILTON has received a battle to cut down a tree at his £18million London mansion.
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Lewis Hamilton has been given permission to cut down a sugarplum tree at his Kensington mansion, regardless of opposition from native residents. The Mercedes star bought the property in 2017 for £18million however a few of his work has sparked controversy amongst locals.
A tree surgeon for the seven-time champion had claimed the sugar plum tree was principally lifeless already. Nevertheless, the plans are controversial contemplating the Briton’s earlier stance on the local weather.
Hamilton has beforehand claimed local weather change was a ‘severe risk’ and stated everybody had a ‘accountability to guard our future’. The ruling from Kensington and Chelsea Council means the Mercedes driver can chop down the sugar plum tree fully.
The choice additionally permits him to trim again a magnolia by two metres.
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Hamilton’s home modifications have sparked anger amongst residents (Picture: Getty)
One native resident hit again on the determination claiming Hamilton was ‘additional rising’ his carbon footprint. They stated: “London, Kensington included, is affected by unhealthy air high quality, which has been deteriorating for years.
“I ceaselessly go to and bike by way of this space which stays one of many nicest in London. Removing of bushes like these can solely be to the detriment of the realm.
“I dread to suppose that these lovely bushes could also be eliminated to create space for extension or different buildings. The applicant ought to take into account methods to scale back his already excessive carbon footprint as a substitute of additional rising it by destroying nature. I strongly encourage the council to reject this utility.”
Hamilton has beforehand received permission to trim again a horse chestnut tree.
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Hamilton has houses in London, New York and Monaco (Picture: Getty)
Nevertheless, plans to demolish and substitute a summer season home within the again backyard sparked anger again in 2020. Locals claimed Hamilton ‘by no means set foot’ within the property and known as any constructing work ‘pointless’.
One resident who lived within the space for 20 years claimed: “It can trigger nice disturbance, noise and constructing air pollution to us and the long run residents of the encircling homes.” Hamilton’s Victorian mansion has a 61-metre backyard and a non-public driveway.
Steel gates and a wall have been additionally constructed outdoors the property final yr to ‘enhance the character and privateness of the constructing’. His house additionally comes with six giant bedrooms and two loos in addition to 4 reception rooms.
The property just isn’t Hamilton’s solely pad with properties additionally situated in New York and Monaco.